Xingping is the oldest town in Yangshuo and it is 27 kilometers upstream from Yangshuo on the Li River.
Xingping homes the most beautiful river view of the whole Li River area. For this reason the riverside of Xingping is printed on the picture of the back the Chinese 20 yuan note.
Xingping Ancient Town is the end of the Lijiang River hike and one of the starting points for bamboo rafting on the Li River, so a large number of tourists from all over the world go to Xingping Ancient Town every day.
Traveling from Yangshuo to Xingping is quite convenient. You may take the bus from Yangshuo to Xingping in Yangshuo Bus Station. It takes about 45 minutes and charges RMB 7. The bus departs every 20 minutes there from 6:00 am to 7:30 pm. So you can make A one-day trip to Xingping when you are traveling in Yangshuo.
How to return from Xingping Ancient Town to Yangshuo County? From Xingping Bus Station, take the "Xingping-Yangshuo County" minibus to directly reach Yangshuo Station; Xingping Station also has a "Xingping-Guilin Urban District" minibus that goes directly to Guilin Station.
The best way to explore the area is when you go slow; so either go hiking, cycling or on a bamboo raft. Dahebei Village, ¥20 Point (10 minutes walk), Lotus Cave, Bird's View Pavilion are all the highlights in Xingping town. You can not miss them when you get there.